Provides vital information about key aspects of drug therapy and immunization in neonates, infants, and children, derived from various authoritative sources in a simple, easy to access and apply format. It covers treatment of a broad range of important pediatric disorders such as infections, asthma, epilepsy, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hereditary clotting disorders, blood component therapy, and management of emergencies such as shock, status asthmaticus, status epilepticus, diabetic ketoacidosis, anaphylaxis, hypertensive emergency, cardiac arrhythmias, and life support-requiring situations.
The spectrum of effectiveness of various antibiotics and their rational use in treatment of different types of infections has been set out. The guidelines by Indian Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Organization (WHO), and other international authorities in respect of schedules of immunization, appropriate use of various vaccines, and measures for pre-and postexposure prophylaxis in children have been described. A separate section provides information about drugs used in children-their indications, dosage, modes of use, precautions, and side effects along with trade names of some standard proprietary products.
A concise, wide-ranging, and up-to-date ready reference companion guide for pediatricians, residents, postgraduate (PG) and undergraduate (UG) students, and general practitioners.
Provides standard guidelines for the management of a wide-range of pediatric disorders encountered in ones day-to-day practice in outdoor, indoor, as well as intensive care settings.
The spectrum of effectiveness of various antibiotics and their rational use in management of different types of infections has been described.
Current guidelines for immunization and pre- and postexposure prophylaxis in children have been discussed.
The indications, dosage, precautions, contraindications, and side effects of various drugs used in neonates, infants, and children alongside names of some proprietary products have been detailed.
An excellent index provides instant retrieval of the conditions being searched for, which enables prompt institution of appropriate therapy.